Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 31 2016 – Water, Water Everywhere!

Last evening, I discovered I have a defective fitting where I attach city water to our coach.  As today is Sunday, I no expectations of being able get it repaired today and when checking possible repair options in Grant Pass … Continue reading

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July 30 2016 – Walking Salem’s Downtown Historic District

This morning was an emotional one for Debbie as it was the funeral for her best friend from our years in Amherst, NH, Jackie Aumann, who had passed away earlier this week.  Our daughter, Nancy, did attend and was able … Continue reading

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July 29 2016 – Oregon State Capitol and Oregon State Hospital

While Oregon’s state capitol building is one of five art deco designed capitols (Alaska, Louisiana, Nebraska, and North Dakota … the last three we have visited) it is unique in its combination of Egyptian and modern Greek design. The building … Continue reading

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July 28 2016 – Astoria to Salem Oregon

Astoria’s Column Hill was shroweded in a thick fog as we left our campground Hardly beyond the city limits we hit a section of In the six years we’v been RVing across 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces/territories, thre has … Continue reading

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July 27 2016 – Fort Stevens State Park and the Clatsop Spit, Oregon

Fort Stevens was once the primary military defense installation in the three-fort, Harbor Defense System at the mouth of the Columbia River (along with Forts Canby and Columbia in Washington).  The fort saw service for 84 years, from the Civil … Continue reading

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July 26 2016 – Astoria, OR … Reminiscent of a Mini San Francisco

We spent the day visiting Astoria, a city of 10,000 people at the mouth of the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.  Founded 200 years ago at the beginning of Oregon’s North Coast, Astoria was named … Continue reading

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July 25 2016 – White Salmon WA to Astoria OR … Tunnels Galore!

Committed to avoiding the narrow Hood River Bridge again in our motorhome, we headed to the Bridge of the Gods over the Columbia to Cascade Locks.  That meant going through ONE Which had a blind entrance so we couldn’t see … Continue reading

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July 24 2016 – Brunch Cruise along the Columbia River Gorge

This morning we returned to Cascade Locks to board the Columbia Gorge for a brunch cruise along the Columbia River.  This sternwheeler The ship’s sole source of propulsion was built by Norris Boat Works in Hood River, OR and is … Continue reading

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July 23, 2016 – Oregon’s Historic US-30 Highway

This morning we set out to drive Oregon’s Historic US-30 Highway, a drive we’d planned on taking last year before we had to cancel our travel plans.  Heading out form our campground in White Salmon, WA we were surprised to … Continue reading

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July 22, 2016 – Olympia South to White Salmon, Washington on the Columbia River

It was a day of contrasts.  Our drive along Interstates 5, 250 and 84 took us within one mile of our destination.  Along the way we passed several clever and interesting signs, sculptures we couldn’t understand, huge log yards with … Continue reading

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